Chairman – Dato’ Larry Gan
Dato’ Larry Gan Nyap Liou (Dato’ Larry), a Malaysian, is the Independent Non-Executive Chairman and was appointed to the Board of REV Asia Berhad (then Catcha Media Berhad) on 19 November 2010. He serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee and is a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees.
Dato’ Larry is a chartered accountant and a certified management consultant. He spent 26 years with Accenture, the world’s leading consulting firm, during which time he held many global leadership roles, consulted on strategic projects for multinational corporations, and worked with innovative technologies around the world. Dato’ Larry was the Managing Partner for Asia, and between 1999 and 2003 he managed the firm’s multibillion-dollar Venture Fund in Asia Pacific and concluded investments in China, Japan, Australia and Singapore.
Dato’ Larry served as Chairman of the Association of Computer Industry Malaysia (PIKOM), Vice-President of the Association of Asian Oceania Computer Industry Organization, and a Member of the Minister of Science & Technology Think Tank, Copyright Tribunal, Labuan International Financial Exchange Committee, MIMOS Berhad (Government Technology Research) and the Malaysia US Business Council. Presently, he is Chairman of Cuscapi and Diversified Gateway Solutions Berhad, and a Board Member of Tanjong Plc, AmBank (M) Berhad, AmIslamic Bank Berhad, Amcorp Properties Berhad, Formis Resources Berhad, Saujana Resort (M) Berhad and Tien Wah Press Holdings Berhad. He is also Chairman of the British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce and Board Member of the Minority Shareholder Watchdog Group.
Dato’ Larry has no conflict of interest with the company and does not have any relationship with any of the directors and/or major shareholders. He has no conviction for any offences within the past ten years, other than traffic offences, if any.
Director – Patrick Grove
Patrick Y-Kin Grove, an Australian, is an indirect Substantial Shareholder of REV Asia Berhad and was appointed as Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 6 October 2010. Subsequent on 30 November 2011, he was re-designated as Executive Director / Chief Executive Officer. He stepped down from this role in January 2014.
Patrick graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from University of Sydney, Australia in 1997 and is a Chartered Accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia. After graduation, Patrick began his career with Arthur Andersen, Sydney, Australia in the Corporate Finance Division. While working in Arthur Andersen, he specialised in Mergers and Acquisitions and extraction of investment value in high growth, media, new media and technology environments. He resigned from Arthur Andersen in 1999 and co-founded Catcha.com Limited in 1999.
Over the years, Patrick has built a number of media and internet-based businesses in Asia and has been independently recognised with numerous international awards, including: Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum; New Asian Leader by the World Economic Forum; Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the Australian Chamber of Commerce, Singapore; Asia's Best Young Entrepreneur by Bloomberg Business Week; and Australia Unlimited’s Global 50.
Patrick is the co-founder, Group Chief Executive officer and a major shareholder of Catcha Group Pte Ltd. He is also the Chairman of iProperty Limited, iCar Asia Limited and iBuy Group Limited. He has no conflict of interest with the company and does not have any relationship with any of the directors. Currently, he is the Group Chief Executive Officer and a major shareholder of Catcha Group Pte. Ltd. He has no conviction for any offences within the past ten years, other than traffic offences, if any.
Director – Luke Elliott
Lucas Robert Elliott aka Luke Elliott (Luke) was appointed Independent Non-Executive Director in April 2013. He has over 14 years of Asian media experience. Luke is also a co-founder of Catcha Group, and is responsible for all aspects of Catcha Group’s corporate finance activities, including mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings and public listings.
Luke joined Patrick Grove and Kensuke Tsurumaru in 1999 in the formation of Catcha.com Ltd. In 2004, he became one of the founding members of Catcha Group Pte Ltd. Luke is also a director of iProperty Group Ltd, iCar Asia Ltd and iBuy Group Ltd, all of which are ASX-listed companies. Luke has a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in Finance from the University of Sydney. He has no conflict of interest with the company and does not have any relationship with any of the directors. He has no conviction for any offences within the past ten years, other than traffic offences, if any.
Director – Mah Yong Sun
Mah Yong Sun (Mr Mah), a Malaysian, is an Independent Non-Executive Director and was appointed to the Board on 19 November 2010. He serves as the Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees, respectively, and is a member of the Audit Committee.
In 1984, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Engineering) in Computing Science from University of London’s Imperial College of Science and Technology, United Kingdom. After graduation, he joined Accenture, a global management and technology-consulting firm, where he served for 25 years until his retirement in 2009.
Mr Mah was a partner in Accenture for 12 years and held many leadership roles including change management competency group lead for Asia, communications and high technology lead for Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia, and communications sector for Greater China. He has extensive experience in the media and communication industries, strategic information planning, complex systems implementation and business operations. He is currently a Non-Executive director of Cuscapi Consulting Services Sdn Bhd, Prosten Technology Holdings Limited, Hong Kong, and Celcom Axiata Berhad. He also sits on the Development Board of Imperial College London.
Mr Mah has no conflict of interest with the company and does not have any relationship with any of the directors and/or major shareholders of the Company. He has no conviction for any offences within the past ten years, other than traffic offences, if any.
Director - Ken Tsurumaru
Kensuke Tsurumaru (Kensuke), a Japanese, is an indirect Substantial Shareholder and was appointed as Executive Director / Chief Executive Officer on 6 October 2010. Subsequently, he was re-designated as Executive Director on 30 November 2011 and Non-Independent Non-Executive Director on 30 March 2012.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Marketing from University of Sydney, Australia in 1998. He began his career at ICM Marketing Japan K.K., a business-to-business event management company in Tokyo, Japan as a Senior Project Manager. In 1999, he joined Patrick Grove in the formation of Catcha.com Limited.
Prior to joining REV Asia Berhad (formerly Catcha Media Berhad), Kensuke was the Chief Executive Officer of IPGA Limited and was instrumental in the development, growth and success of IPGA Limited including its listing on the Australian Securities Exchange. He has no conflict of interest with the company and does not have any relationship with any of the directors. He is also a Non-Executive Director and a Major Shareholder of Catcha Group Pte. Ltd. Kensuke has no conviction for any offences within the past ten (10) years, other than traffic offences, if any.